STORE OF WHEAT

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03 January 2022

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This building, which nowadays shelters the dependences of the Municipal Museum, was constructed as store of wheat during the first half of the 18th century. Initially (The XVIth), the stores of wheat had as basic aim achieve that the shortage of the bread was disappearing and that his price was below that of other nearby populations, but at the end of the 18th century it is fixed as principal aim to destine his funds to the promotion of the sowings and of the agricultural and like that labors is continued during the 19th century. In Íllora’s Historical File there remains an important documentary series which content they are all the writings come from the store of wheat, from Minutes up to account books happening for the Regulations and Orders by means of those who had to carry out the functions of the Institution.

The peculiarity of this building is in that, besides store of wheat, it had different functions throughout the years. Between 1810 and 1812, years of Napoleonic occupation of our municipality, the building turned into the headquarters of the French billeting. After these convulsed years, the function of the building returned to be the original one until the 20th century, when turns into the location of the town hall, being this his assignment until ends of the 80s, period during the one that in addition sheltered two jails, which entry was effected by the current door of access to the court of the building.

CURIOUS INFORMATION

 

During the last works realized in the building there appeared in one of the wings of a window of the top floor, drawn, the figure of a French soldier in position of road surface that documents graphically the French occupation of the enclosure.

THE RELATIONSHIP OF WOMEN WITH THIS BUILDING

 

Although there is no female biography related to this building, we should take into account at this point all the women of the town throughout history, the rural woman, who dedicated her life to cultivating the fields, both cereal, like an olive tree. Women who got up before the sun rose to prepare the house and the family before going out to the field, and then, they worked until nightfall, sowing, reaping, harvesting and other tasks typical of this trade. These women were silent characters whose overwhelming personalities were not captured in any book but remained in the local memory to remember where we come from.

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